Role of the Delegation

The Delegation of the European Union in Oslo is one of the 136 diplomatic representations of the European Union around the world. The Delegation in Oslo was founded in 1987 as the Delegation of the European Commission and was for many years responsible for the official relations between the European Union as well as Norway and Iceland respectively. At the end of 2009, with the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the Delegation was re-named Delegation of the European Union. At the same time, a separate delegation was created in Iceland.

The Delegation maintains regular contacts with Norwegian authorities as well as with all important players of the Norwegian society. It prepares analyses and reports on developments in Norway. Another important task of the Delegation is to provide information about EU institutions and policies both to the government and the wider public.

The Delegation publishes electronic newsletters in Norwegian, with the latest up-to-date information on EU policies and current affairs.

The Delegation frequently publishes brochures in Norwegian dealing with specific topics. Brochures from the European Commission and other EU institutions are also available, free of charge.

Students, researchers, teachers and others who wish to access official documents from the EU should contact the European Information Centres (EUi).

The trade and industry sectors can contact the Europe Enterprise Network offices located around Norway for information on the European market.

General information about the EU and all official documents can be found on the Europa server on: http://europa.eu